Auckland Council erects $200,000 council-funded phallus
“Art is there to provoke the reaction and usually for the one negative comment there’s thousands of positive comments as well,” says sculptor Gregor Kregar, whose $200,000 sculpture commissioned by Auckland Council has been erected in Auckland, New Zealand.
“To be honest it’s a little bit upsetting but for me it’s almost more humorous or funny… If you look at the finished sculptures photographed in my workroom there is not a phallic form to be seen.
“Hopefully the opinion will change through time when the sculpture is installed and they’ll embrace the work.”
But not embrace it too tightly…